Ascent of Mormon Peak on 1994-11-26

Climber: Richard Carey

Date:Saturday, November 26, 1994
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mormon Peak
    Elevation:7414 ft / 2259 m

Ascent Trip Report

To reach Mormon Peak drive NE from Las Vegas on I-15 for 48 miles to the small town of Glendale. Exit here and take highway 168 NW for 2.8 miles to a dirt road just before a railroad overpass where you will turn right (N). Reset your odometer and note the following mileages: At 11.7 miles the road crosses to the left side of the tracks and then at 14.3 miles ford a stream and then cross the tracks to the right side at 15.5 miles. There is a railroad switchbox at 15.8 miles marked "Rox, CPC399". At 16.1 miles overall, or 0.3 miles past the box, the road crosses the tracks again to the left (W) side. Turn right at this point, go through a gate, and head north paralleling the tracks for 0.3 miles to a road on your right. Take this road up the wash and after it climbs up on the flat plain go straight at a junction at 2.4 miles. Continue straight at a junction at 8.4 miles and at 8.7 miles the road makes a right turn with a mescal pit on your left which is one of the few suitable camping areas in the canyon. Start the hike from here or drive another 0.8 miles to where there is a large canyon on the left (very limited parking here). Leave the road at this point and hike north and then NNE up the canyon and after 3/4 mile take the right branch up to a saddle at 5680 ft. Continue NE on up to the ridge and then go east to the summit. Elevation gain from the road is 2850 ft. and the round trip distance is 4 3/4 miles. Hiking time is about 5 to 5 1/2 hours round trip. See "Hiking the Great Basin", Rev. ed., by John Hart, pages 145 - 148. 11/94 RLC

A map of the route is at my website:
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